Action Group on Geosciences

IASC Action Groups


Actions Groups are established by the IASC Council to provide strategic advice concerning both long-term activities and urgent needs. They are expert groups typically with a one or two year mandate and conclude their task with a report to the Council.

Currently IASC is not maintaining any Action Group. Past Action Groups were:

SCAR/IASC Bipolar Action Group (BipAG) (2008-2012)

The group was jointly established with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) with the initial mandate to explore options for effective cooperation concerning bipolar issues and the development of mechanisms to nurture the International Polar Year legacy. The two-year mandate for BipAG was prolonged in 2010 and BipAG II concentrated first and foremost on bipolar scientific opportunities of cooperation.

Action Group on Geosciences (2012-2013)

This Action Group had been mandated to provide strategic advice to the IASC Council and WGs on both long-term opportunities and priorities in the field of Geoscience research in a broader sense.

Data Policy Action Group (2012-2013)

The group was formed to develop and recommend a data policy, including steps toward implementation of the policy, that to provide guidance for IASC supported activities.